For those having trouble remembering lyrics (like I do) and have
restricted free time available, I have the following solution (no electronics, no
woodwork, no programming..!)
- Housing of a Behringer
- Tronsmart MK 808 II Android TV stick
- Flymouse TSM01
(to interact with the stick, not on stage but during configuration etc.)
USB footswitch (2 switches)
- Small USB hub (Tronsmart has one USB you need 2, one
for Flymouse RF and one for USB switch).
- LED Monitor (with HDMI)
EBookDroid app to display a .pdf file, generated from word for example (anything is
possible), rotate it up front (tools enough on the Internet) to get in portrait. Set
Ebookdroid to night-mode to get white text and black background. Set Ebookdroid to go
backward on "1" (standard code from USB switch) and forward "2" (right footswitch). There
is no Android driver available, but this way you don't need it. Install an autostart app
to launch Ebookdroid and set Ebookdroid to automatically load your lyrics pdf file.
That's it for the configuration. You can use Dropbox for example to get the
lyrics file to the TV stick. If you plug the mains it boots in about 20 secs and shows
your lyrics! Remember no harddisk! Just solid state and very robust technology.
I have modified the side interface of the VP1220 to allow for a mains chord and a USB
plug (for the footswich). Make sure that the TV-stick is mounted in such a way that the
passive air cooling is still possible. The LCD monitor is fixed with Hook and Loop tape
(it is not very heavy). I had to remove a small part of the wood, to have it fit (see
pictures). You can still use the original protection of the VP1220 for transport or
protection on stage when not in use.
I think it looks very professional and
for a lot less that the comercially available prompters. There are a lot of other
possibilities, remember it can show HD video, has wifi and many available apps!
Maybe it will inspire others as well, I'm looking forward to see other applications!
Links to pictures:
Let me know if you have any questions.
Edited by NL-Frank (12/01/14 03:05 PM)